Please note that these benefits apply to members of SCL UK only, and not to members of our sister Societies. More information, including full details about the Society, are available on our about page.
Two types of ordinary membership
We offer two types of ordinary membership:
- Ordinary Premium Membership: this includes receiving papers and the members directory by post as well as other communications by email;
- Ordinary Discounted Membership: this includes email communications only.
The benefits below apply to both types unless explicitly stated otherwise.
Meetings & Lectures
You have access to regular meetings in many parts of the UK and Ireland. See our events page for upcoming events.
The Society publishes a number of papers each year - see our papers page for the full list to date. Some are published in hard copy, some are only published in electronic format: all are put on the website. Premium members receive all hard copy papers published after the date that you join, and all full members receive digital copies by email. In addition, members may download all online papers free of charge, while there is a charge for non-members.
All members receive it by email. See our newsletters page for archived newsletters.
You will be listed in our annual Membership Directory, unless you choose to opt out. A hard copy of the Directory will be posted to you if you have Premium membership. All Discounted members will receive a pdf copy of the directory by email only.
Additionally, all members have access to a searchable online database of those members who have agreed for their data to be visible to other members. If you are logged in as a member you can find this database here.
The Construction Law library that used to be housed at the Old Watch House at King’s College, London has now been merged with the Maughan library in Chancery Lane. Any SCL member who wishes to use the Maughan library should complete the application form. For further details about the Maughan library please contact Sue Hart.
There is an AGM held in May every year, followed by our annual dinner. There are also regional lunches with a speaker, to which members and their guests are welcome. In addition refreshments are served, either before or after a number of meetings.
A number of periodicals and conferences are available to members at reduced rates.
The full year subscription is £110 for Ordinary Discounted membership or £125 for Ordinary Premium membership. There is also an additional initial joining fee of £65.
For those joining in mid-year (up to October 31), there is a reduced subscription fee which covers the remainder of the calendar year. This subscription fee is discounted by one quarter each quarter. For those joining between November 1 and December 31, membership runs to the end of the following calendar year.
As part of your application, you will need to pay the joining fee and first year's subscription in advance. They will both be refunded in full in the unlikely event that your application is rejected. If you wish to apply online, you first need to register on this website and then follow the instructions. If you are already registered, for example as an academic visitor, you do not need to re-register. Go to your 'Account' page (prominent button at top right of the website when logged in), then use the links in the right column to make your application.
If you wish to apply by post, and pay by cheque, please click here to download the application form.
Please note that you will not have access to member privileges such as free downloading of papers until your membership has been approved. This may take up to two weeks from the date of application.
If you have any further questions please email or telephone our adminstrator.